Artist-Scholar Series: Renaissance Art Practices
Artist-Scholar Series: Renaissance Art Practices
Instructor: Darryl Smith
July 26 — July 30, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuition: $399

This workshop will investigate the notion of drawing and painting during the Renaissance as scholarly acts. Artists during the 15th and 16th century were not only artists in today’s sense, but they brought craftsmanship as well as a myriad of mathematic and scientific disciplines with them into their studio – this endowed them with unique perspectives on the wide range of materials that could be used for art-making. From initial sketch to finished painting, students will learn the steps to create a painting using traditional Renaissance tools and processes, including mixing oil paint from scratch. Students will learn about artistic ideas generated in the Renaissance, create 5 hand-mixed oil paint colors, learn sketching and planning techniques, and paint from a live model.

Studio Incamminati’s Artist-Scholar Series are workshops that go beyond the basic art class and investigate the creation of materials as well as the application, science, and historical narratives surrounding classical and modern techniques through discussion and hands-on investigation.

About Instructor

Born in Georgetown, D.C. in 1992, Darryl Babatunde Smith started making art as a way of interpreting foreign languages as opposed to translating them in English. He studied French, German, and Latin in high school and later began to learn Ancient Greek and Italian on his own. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he completed his BFA in Painting, and at the New York Academy of Art where he obtained his MFA in Drawing an Anatomy. Through Darryl's knowledge of Latin and Ancient Greek he immerses himself in antiquity. Darryl uses Greco-Roman symbols and traditional Renaissance techniques to connect personal narratives with classical literature. His metalpoint and egg tempera works show how ideas from antiquity live on today.

Darryl's drawings have been featured in Fine Arts Connoisseur's website and in Artists on Art's digital magazine. His work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Hillsdale, Michigan; Reykjavík, Iceland; and New York City. In the past two years he has been awarded three residences in Iceland, Italy, and Greece, where he created work inspired by the landscape and ancient artifacts. Recently his metalpoint and egg tempera works have been exhibited in Assisi, Italy and Athens, Greece.

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A supply of masks is available for those who do not have their own. Additionally, our facilities have new state-of-the-art HVAC air filtration systems installed throughout the space as well as hand sanitizer dispensers. We appreciate your cooperation.

Workshops Payment and Refund Policies
Due to limited class space, tuition is non-refundable. A credit for tuition may be issued up to
30 days before the first workshop class. No credit will be issued after that time. Credits are valid from one year of issue. Registration and enrollment is first-come, first-served with full tuition due at time of registration.
Continuing Education and Emerging Artists School-year Program Payment and Refund Policies
Due to limited class space, tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. A $100 fee is applied for cancellation up to the first class. No refunds will be issued after the first class.
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